Married at 12, Yakoura speaks out against gender-based violence
Yakoura caught HIV after being forced into marriage at 12. She is now a key advocate in the fight against gender-based violence and child marriage in her com…
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation and has been working in Niger since 1998 to advance children’s rights and equality for girls.
In Niger, access to social services such as schools and health centres is very low. The country also has the highest rate of child marriage in the world – 76% of girls are married under the age of 18.
In addition, crises in neighbouring Mali and Nigeria have led to over 100,000 refugees entering Niger.
Plan International Niger aims to position itself as a leading organisation on eradicating child marriage and promoting gender equality in the country.
Our goal is to support 3 million Nigerien girls and young women to become leaders of social and economic change.
Our work focuses on the issues affecting the most vulnerable, particularly girls and children with disabilities.
We won’t stop until we are all equal.
Our current priorities include:
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